Augustin Gilbert

Augustin Nicolas Gilbert (1858-1927) was a French physician.

  • Born on February 15, 1858
  • 1880 – Graduated medicine from the University of Paris; interne at the Hôtel-Dieu
  • 1888 – Médecin des hôpitaux; agrégé (1889)
  • 1902 – professor of therapeutics, Hôpital de Dieu
  • 1905 – professor of clinical medicine, Hôpital de Dieu
  • Died on March 4, 1927

Medical Eponyms
Gilbert syndrome (1901)

[aka Meulengracht syndrome; Gilbert-Meulengrach syndrome; Gilbert-Lereboullet syndrome]

Gilbert’s syndrome: congenital, benign, chronic, intermittent hyperbilirubinemia. Fluctuating episodes of jaundice in the absence of any specific symptoms, with an excess of unconjugated bilirubin present in the urine.


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the person behind the name

Doctor in Australia. Keen interest in internal medicine, medical education, and medical history.

Associate Professor Curtin Medical School, Curtin University. Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital.  Passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | Twitter |

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